James and I have been eyeing one of these for a long time, and we finally treated ourselves at Christmastime and bought the sucker. (We'd been collecting vintage records at thrift stores for months, so it seemed kinda like we had to get one eventually). It's no secret that vinyl is making a comeback, and I was eager to see what all the fuss was about.
Well, to be honest, I'm not sure if the records sound any different compared to CDs, but having the record player on our table in the living room gives the area a bit of nostalgia that I love -- and it's just fun to play records. And you can buy them at thrift stores for a quarter! We've collected quite a stash, including John Denver (my family listened to him so much when I was a child, and I love him), Billy Joel, Anne Murray, Petula Clark -- this is my favorite Petula song --, Ray Charles, Elvis, Three Dog Night -- this is hands down my go-to karaoke song, always -- Olivia Newton John and The Beach Boys. It is really nice to turn off the tv, put on some music, and relax. And when we're cleaning house, you better believe that some Three Dog Night is blaring from the record player. It makes dusting way more fun.
We have yet to buy any new albums on vinyl, and I wanted to ask you guys -- any new albums that you're raving about? Do you own any vinyl, and if so, what are your favorite vintage records?
Debbie Harry and her vinyl via Retronaut
And the winner of the Stella & Dot giveaway is entry #31 - Rachel! Congratulations! I'll be e-mailing you shortly to coordinate shipment of your prize. Thanks to everyone that entered!